The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball unveiled the logo for the 2015 All-Star Game, to be held at Great American Ball Park on July 14.
The logo features a nostalgic design, symbolic of the historic heritage of the Reds franchise in professional baseball.The iconic pill box hat and handlebar mustache is a playful reflection on some of the sport’s original players. The etched type celebrates the jewel event as a flying star punctuates the copy. The crossed bats represent a traditional baseball design, while the addition of deep red creates dimension to the club’s colors of red and black.
“Major League Baseball is delighted to team with the Reds in celebration of our game’s rich history in Cincinnati and the franchise’s home since 2003, Great American Ball Park,” said MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. “The great fans of Cincinnati will experience a sports tradition that melds all the best of the National Pastime with a legacy of service to our host communities.”
“Today’s logo unveiling is the first of many exciting things that will happen throughout Reds Country, as we prepare for the honor of hosting Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in 2015” said Reds President and CEO Bob Castellini. The design chosen pays homage to the historical significance of Reds baseball. It is a tribute to our fans who have loved this game for generations.”
The 86th All-Star Game will mark the fifth time that the Reds will serve as hosts of the Midsummer Classic, and Great American Ball Park will be the city’s third venue to host the festivities. Crosley Field staged the 1938 and 1953 All-Star Games, while Riverfront Stadium was the venue for the Midsummer Classics of 1970 and 1988.
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